Death by Black Hole

Death by Black Hole A Vibrant Collection Of Essays On The Cosmos From The Nation S Best Known Astrophysicist One Of Today S Best Popularizers Of Science Kirkus Reviews.Loyal Readers Of The Monthly Universe Essays In Natural History Magazine Have Long Recognized Neil DeGrasse Tyson S Talent For Guiding Them Through The Mysteries Of The Cosmos With Stunning Clarity And Almost Childlike Enthusiasm Here, Tyson Compiles His Favorite Essays Across A Myriad Of Cosmic Topics The Title Essay Introduces Readers To The Physics Of Black Holes By Explaining The Gory Details Of What Would Happen To Your Body If You Fell Into One Holy Wars Examines The Needless Friction Between Science And Religion In The Context Of Historical Conflicts The Search For Life In The Universe Explores Astral Life From The Frontiers Of Astrobiology And Hollywood Nights Assails The Movie Industry S Feeble Efforts To Get Its Night Skies Right Known For His Ability To Blend Content, Accessibility, And Humor, Tyson Is A Natural Teacher Who Simplifies Some Of The Most Complex Concepts In Astrophysics While Simultaneously Sharing His Infectious Excitement About Our Universe. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a force to reckon with But he is not Carl Sagan While Sagan must have smiled down kindly on your meek acknowledgement of ignorance regarding, say, black holes, Tyson will have most probably given you the stink eye or aimed a sarcastic jibe at your apathy, before proceeding to explain why black holes still remain a topic of much speculation in the community of astrophysicists worldwide.Tyson does not pull any punches in this collection of essays while slamming the news me Neil deGrasse Tyson is a force to reckon with But he is not Carl Sagan While Sagan must have smiled down kindly on your meek acknowledgement of ignorance regarding, say, black holes, Tyson will have most probably given you the stink eye or aimed a sarcastic jibe at your apathy, before proceeding to explain why black holes still remain a topic of much speculation in the community of astrophysicists worldwide.Tyson does not pull any punches in this collection of essays while slamming the news media, whooften than not, come off as ill informed hacks doing a shoddy job of reporting facts in the field o
This is a very fun read for all you science nerds not only being clear and humorous but wide ranging and careful to build up a number of those necessary building blocks of knowledge but doing it precisely in order to slam you with the good stuff later.Like how you d DIE IN A BLACK HOLE To belabor the obvious by the title Seriously, this book gives us a ton of great ways to die and not just by black hole I really appreciated that I d characterize this book as an easy to intermediat This is a very fun read for all you science nerds not only being clear and humorous but wide ranging and careful to build up a number of those necessary building blocks of knowledge but doing it precisely in order to slam you with the good stuff later.Like how you d DIE IN A BLACK HOLE To belabor the obvious by the title Seriously, this book gives us a ton of great ways to die and not just by black hole I really appreciated that I d characterize this book as an easy to intermediate stage science book that s very far from being d
Within my skull, where all of those vital pieces of data surrounding science are supposed to be stored, there is instead a vast beaker shaped void of ignorance In high school, while we were supposed to be studying the musculature of the formaldehyde soaked amphibians pinned ignominiously to their coffinesque metal trays, I was farinterested in studying the effects of adding fire to small green buds During my brief time wandering the hallways of the University world, I was able to do away Within my skull, where all of those vital pieces of data surrounding science are supposed to be stored, there is instead a vast beaker shaped void of ignorance In high school, while we were supposed to be studying the musculature of the formaldehyde soaked amphibians pinned ignominiously to their coffinesque metal trays, I was farinterested in studying the effects of addin
I have often lamented the passing of my favorite popular scientist, Carl Sagan, by talking about how necessary he is right now We are at a point in our history where scientific illiteracy is growing, where people are not only ignorant of how science works, but are proud of their ignorance What we need is someone who can reach the majority of Americans who are not especially scientifically literate the people whose automatic reaction to science is to think, That s just too hard for me to dea I have often lamented the passing of my favorite popular scientist, Carl Sagan, by talking about how necessary he is right now We are at a point in our history where scientific illiteracy is growing, where people are not only
I don t think I can properly explain how much I love this book, but I ll try Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries is a collection of essays Tyson wrote for Natural History, a magazine dedicated to you guessed it natural history basically, science between 1995 2005.What I like about it Tyson writes in a way that s easily accessible for anyone even without a science background His analogies are easy to understand and they re fun Like, Oh, Neil deGrasse Tyson, you Also, h I don t think I can properly explain how much I love this book, but I ll try Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries is a collection of essays Tyson wrote for Natural History, a magazine dedicated to you guessed it natural history basically, science between 1995 2005.What I like about it Tyson writes in a way that s easily accessible for anyone even without a science background His analogies are easy to understand and they re fun Like, Oh, Neil deGrasse Tyson, you Also, he tries to explain complex terms or theories so that you can finish the book and be a pseudo astrophysicist No
I have one last section to go Religion and Science , but my main points won t be affected by it.Death By Black Hole provides, especially in the first couple of sections, a really good outline of various problems that astrophysicists are confronted with, and it definitely made me think of the scientific process in a new way So that was pretty cool But on th
As a scientist, at first I was rather bored by this book I was not learning anything new, and not gaining new insights into astronomy.But, as I read further, it just hit me this book is tremendously entertaining If you are a layman, and looking for a unique viewpoint, you could do a lot worse than this book And, believe it or not,
Blinded by scienceEinstein, Io, comet tails Information glutI consider myself an intelligent person I also find science fascinating I m just not sure what happen between me and Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries..Maybe I just wasn t in the mood for a science y book Maybe I over estimated my intelligence Both are quite possible The whole time I was listening to this, it was like listening to Charlie Browns teacher whaa wha whaa wha whaa Galileo, wha wha E mc2, whaa whaa wha Blinded by scienceEinstein, Io, comet tails Information glutI consider myself an intelligent person I also find science fascinating I m just not sure what happen between me and Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries..Maybe I just wasn t in the mood for a scien
Neil is without doubt one of the greatest scientific communicators alive He is erudite and hilarious with no apparent effort and can always bring the wow.I enjoy his podcast and have probably watched near all videos on youtube that feature him This is the first time that I have tried his written work and I am very pleased with the results.This work is a collection of editorial pieces that Neil writes for a periodical They are intended to be short, punchy scientific stories and not form an o Neil is without doubt one of the greatest scientific communicators alive He is erudite and hilarious with no apparent effort and can always bring the wow.I enjoy his podcast and have probably watched near all videos on youtube that feature him This is the first time that I have tried his written work and I am very pleased with the results.This work is a collection of editorial pieces that Neil writes for a periodical They are intended to be short, punchy scientific stories and not form an ongoing dialogue.In this respect Neil did a brilliant job I dipped in and out of this book over the last couple of weeks and it was simple to pick up again after each break I read it while doing experiments in the lab,

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Death by Black Hole
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • 08 May 2017
  • 039335038X